Red Thread

When I was in Israel, at the site of the ancient temple, multiple rabbis stood among the crowd offering us red threads. After some research, I discovered that all of us are confused!

Some say they are a good luck charm. Others say it reminds us of the scapegoat which was always bound with red thread

I thought at first that it might be a reminder of Rahab. 

Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. (Joshua 2:17-18)

Today, red is considered a power color. It is supposed to boost your energy.

Think of red when we think of Jesus. When we ask Jesus into our lives, we are wearing red, because we are ‘covered with his blood’ which protects us.

In Exodus 12:21-23, the Israelites placed the blood of a lamb on their door posts so that they would not die. In the same way, Jesus’ death on the cross and our acceptance of him as our Lord and Saviour, covers our sins, and gives us eternal life.

Blessed and happy and to be envied are those whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered up and completely buried. (Romans 4:7)

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